It's a new year and everyone is happy to be rid of 2020. So many are optimistic for the future especially as the Saturn/Jupiter conjunction on December 22, 2020 heralds a new beginning in the world via the economy and personally as to how we will approach dealing with the future based upon new social and work structures. This conjunction initiates a 20 year period of new technology, innovation and progress. Aquarius is a Saturn ruled sign so it isn't about throwing out all the old for the new. It's more about refurbishing the old into something new. Keeping structures in our life that still work but updating them. Some structures, institutions and laws will fall by the wayside but in reality most will be transformed so the new energy coming from without has a receptacle to hold it in place and create new modalities. Saturn in Aquarius must provide a box, vehicle and guidelines to hold new information, otherwise chaos ensues. Aquarius deals with the infrastructure of society and the common theme over the next two years will be rebuilding our infrastructure.
Because Aquarius is the sign of hope, optimism, goals, the future, innovation and progress everyone is viewing this as something positive, which it is, but let's not think that all of a sudden there's going to be a miracle and everything will suddenly shift into a utopian fantasy. That's not the way the world works or astrology. Aquarius is the sign of revolutions and as history has proven they often start with a bold new concept towards liberty and freedom from oppression but they quickly turn into a bloodbath. If after the revolution you're not on the same page as the new power dynamic then they often perform a "sweep and purge" type of movement by castrating, beheading and annihilating those that don't align with the new group energy --- and often with a ferocity that is equal or worse to their oppressors. This is the downside of this sign and we must always keep this in mind. Hopefully in modern times we won't see literal beheadings but the metaphor of the words I use is apt.
You can see the Saturn/Jupiter conjunction already in action in the isolated subject of the pandemic and the vaccine. A positive part of the equation is the quick development of a vaccination providing great hope for the future. The other part of the equation is that January will be the highest death toll in the USA since the pandemic started and it looks like a long hard winter of lockdown with most of the population not getting vaccinated till the spring. That's if the distribution isn't snagged through bureaucracy, efficacy and also whether or not some of the population refuses taking it. These are big hurdles. Americans don't like giving up their individualism or any infringement on freedom. Aquarius represents a conundrum on whether or not freedom is attained through adhering to the group consensus or separating from the group for the greater belief in personal freedom as opposed to a more collective response. There will be more rigid thinking and political polarization and demonstrations of extreme types of revolutionary behavior.
There will be a warp speed energy in society of great technological advancements but we must be sure to bring everyone along for the ride and not just those that can keep up. You can't throw away the old in unfeeling cold ways. Many great and wonderful things will continue to happen along with the chaos that creativity requires.
A note on the Cancer full moon that has capped 2020 and initiated 2021. This full moon, like all astrological aspects, can be interpreted several ways. A full moon in Cancer asks us to reflect upon the past. Cancer is concerned with security, memories, the past, home, family, bonds and love. If this has been a horrible year for you with many difficult challenges coming to light due to Covid (or anything else) then the reflection of the year may be one of sadness, depression and feeling down. You may have come to realize under lock down who your true family is, whether blood or chosen. Some may have disappointed in profound ways. You may have ended close family ties and friendships because of an awareness that certain bonds aren't worth holding on to. For others who have gotten closer to family members and have formed more cherished bonds, then the year in review is more deeply satisfying as a result of getting to love people, places, pets or things on a deeper and wiser level --- and that is a great gift. For most of us the realization will fall in both categories. We all must reflect on what love is about in our life and promote greater personal intimacy within the swirl of evolution surrounding us.
The end of the year full moon and first week into January is an accounting and review of the past year. What have you learned from the past? How have you dealt with the past? What challenges did you face? What must you let go of and what must you retain? This review offers an important recap before we move forward into the future. Those that are more reflective will move forward wisely, carefully and with a more grounded purpose even amidst any continuing disruptions that 2021 brings your way.
Joseph Addeo is a New York City based consulting astrologer.
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